Apr 8, 2016 Announcements

Sermon: “If God is Love”
Scripture: John 17:20-26
Sermon Focus: In looking at the passage below, note where Jesus uses the phrases “completely one” and the promise of a unity between God, Jesus and us. The force that brings all this about is love (or, God’s love; God’s active relentless forging of a loving relationship with us). If God is God’s Love, what does it mean for us. We have been exploring this in our adult education gatherings, and we will explore some more in our time together on Sunday.
Join us for Worship at 10:30 a.m., and for coffee and fellowship after the service. All are welcome!

Check out http://somerville.wickedlocal.com/. There’s an article about Scot Bennett’s artwork, an interview with Allen, and a pictures of the Palm Sunday walk that shows members of our congregation!

Pastor Allen Regular Office Hours
He will be in the church office during the following times unless called away:
Mondays and Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
1st and 3rd Monday evenings: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday afternoons: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Rev. Fairfax is generally available for pastoral concerns or other church business at most other times as well, so don’t hesitate to contact him outside of these office hours.
Please drop by the church or contact him in our Contact Page


– – – Upcoming Events – – –

Deacon’s Meeting
The next Deacons meeting is on Sunday, April 17th. We will meet in after coffee hour in the church basement.

Fundraiser for the Boston Food Justice Young Adult Volunteer Program
Join us for an evening of lively and uplifting music with The Porch Party Mamas, and support the Boston Food Justice Young Adult Volunteer Program! The Porch Party Mamas are an engaging and magnetic group of 5 musically dynamic artists. They perform unique arrangements of original songs, have 4 strong lead vocalists, and back it up with sweet 3 & 4-part harmonies, guitar, bass, accordion, fiddle, and percussion.
This coffee house style event will feature delicious desserts and beverages, great music, and an opportunity to learn more about the work of the Young Adult Volunteers and the programs and churches in which they serve. Your ticket price will support the work of the program and it will be a fun evening out with friends from the Presbytery of Boston and beyond.
Join us on Saturday, April 30th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., at the Presbyterian Church in Needham, located at 1458 Great Plain Avenue, Needham, MA.
For more info, and to purchase tickets, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clappin-and-toe-tappin-with-the-porch-party-mamas-tickets-22130756689

Presbyterians for Pride
Presbyterians for Pride will once again be marching in the the 2016 Boston Gay Pride Parade, held this year on Saturday, June 11th, from noon – 3:00 p.m.
We have one person who has volunteered to be a parade marshal – we need two parade marshals in order to participate. Marshals are the coordinators between the marching groups and the parade organizers. You need to be there for the entire parade, and attend a one hour training session (the sessions are held on various dates and times in May.) If you are interested in participating in the parade, would like to be a marshal, or would like more information, please contact Ellen (ellends1313@gmail.com).


– – – Deacons News – – –

Prayer Request Email
The Deacons are in the process of setting up an online prayer request list. This will be a closed group (to insure privacy.) If you would like to be a member of the group so that you can ask for prayers, and have others pray for you, please send an email to Ellen (ellends1313@gmail.com). Once we have everything set up, we will share information about the group with the congregation, so that others can join.


– – – Nave Gallery Music Series – – –

SWQ CD Release Concert
Join us for a SWQ release concert for their CD “Ramble”
just coming out on Leo Records!
S. W. – alto saxophone / bassoon, Jonathan Moritz – soprano and tenor saxophones, Kenny Warren – trumpet, Sean Ali – double bass, Carlo Costa – drums
Demi Exegesis:
Dei Xhrist- vocals, Matt Samolis- flute, Emilio Gonzalez- piano,
Rested Field:
Chuck Furlong- bass clarinet / electionics, Clifton Ingram- guitar / electronics, Dan Lewis- percussion / electronics

Suggested Donation – $10 to $15

Sunday, May 1
7:00 pm: Rachel Barringer, cello; Emilio Gonzalez, piano. Elliott Carter cello sonata.


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